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In 1966, third generation Oregonian Leigh Campbell, M.D. and wife Ceille purchased acreage at the end of a country road atop Pete's Mountain, serendipitously named "Campbell Lane".
CAMPBELL LANE History
From there, it's history. Well, not quite.
Following in the footsteps of Oregon's wine pioneers, the Campbells put in their fair share of work. After the Frenchman Peter A. Weiss, the namesake of Pete's Mountain, settled the land in the 1850s, German and Scandinavian descendants began farming. In order to make room for the 2.65 acres of Pinot Gris grapes, the Campbells had to hand clear the fruit orchards that sprinkled Pete's Mountain. The planting would become the largest Pinot Gris vineyard in the U.S. at the time, sitting above the Willamette River and looking out to Mt. Hood.
What began as a hobby quickly turned into a passion for the Campbells of Campbell Lane. Over the next fifty years, they expanded Stoneridge Vineyard several times and planted a multitude of grape varieties, in effect creating a test vineyard near their residence. With a rare trifecta of excellent Jory soil, climate, and a 700 foot elevation, the grapes from the south-facing slopes are recognized among the highest quality in Oregon. In fact, you've probably already had some of our 15 acres of Stoneridge Vineyard Pinot Gris grapes in your other favorite Oregon wines.
Today, family members take the next step. We introduce our craft wines bearing the name of that country road and the Clan Campbell Coat of Arms, a symbol of courage and hospitality. Our family hopes that you'll join us in this journey and respect the art of winemaking as much as we do.
Anne Sery was born and raised on Reunion Island, a tropical French island in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Her passion for winemaking and viticulture sprouted when her parents bought their first vineyard in the early 90’s in the Cote de Nuits. This is where Anne started working every summer in the vineyards and in the cellar tasting wine along the Cote d’or.
She left the island to attend college in Dijon where she received her degree in Biology, Physics, and Mathematics. She then completed the Master’s program of Viticulture and Oenology of the ENITA of Bordeaux and received her National Diploma of Enology from the University of Bordeaux.
During her years in school, Anne would return to Burgundy for internships with well esteemed Pinot Noir producers; Domaine jean-Francois Coche-Dury, Domaine Hubert Lignier, Maison Bouchard Pere & Fils.
After graduating she traveled to the United States to perfect her English and experience another Pinot Noir region of the world. While interning at Beaux Freres, she fell in love with the Willamette Valley and decided that she wanted to stay to start her career.
Anne landed the job of assistant winemaker for Solena Estate, after meeting Owner and Proprietor, Laurent Montalieu. After 2 years at Solena, Anne joined the team at NW Wine Company as winemaker.
Added over six acres of several Pinot Noir varieties including 667, Pommard, 777, and 1A to Stoneridge Vineyard in 2016